Period
to 23 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for WebSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WebSphere over the 6 months to 23 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM WebSphere
UK > England
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 449 327 291
Rank change year-on-year -122 -36 -65
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 350 742 815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.78% 0.88%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.03% 4.67% 5.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 509 494
England median daily rate £488 £500 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +0.50% +4.74%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £350
90th Percentile £683 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £470
% change year-on-year -5.00% +6.38% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
England median hourly rate - £33.08 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.79% +4.17%
UK median hourly rate - £33.08 £37.50
% change year-on-year - -11.79% +4.17%

WebSphere is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 11,560 15,878 15,463
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.96% 16.79% 16.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,571 10,467 10,196
England median daily rate £463 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £631 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £445
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +5.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 383 387
England median hourly rate £20.83 £21.50 £20.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +5.21% +2.18%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.40 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WebSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WebSphere in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere in England over the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the England region over the 6 months to 23 October 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -126 132 £500 -4.76% 29
South East +32 70 £450 -5.26% 10
East of England +55 64 £475 -5.00% 4
North of England -13 38 £500 +12.68% 10
North West +5 22 £475 +11.76% 5
Yorkshire +5 10 £475 +5.56% 3
South West -69 10 £450 +5.88%
Midlands -7 8 £538 +31.10% 4
North East +14 6 £680 +36.00% 2
West Midlands 0 6 £525 +23.53% 4
East Midlands +3 2 £538 +32.63%
WebSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 178 (50.86%) Java
2 156 (44.57%) IBM
3 120 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
4 116 (33.14%) E-Commerce
5 79 (22.57%) WebSphere Application Server
6 75 (21.43%) Linux
7 72 (20.57%) JavaScript
8 66 (18.86%) Git (software)
9 63 (18.00%) Games
9 63 (18.00%) Problem-Solving
10 62 (17.71%) Oracle
11 59 (16.86%) DevOps
12 57 (16.29%) J2EE
12 57 (16.29%) HTML
13 56 (16.00%) Finance
14 53 (15.14%) Retail
14 53 (15.14%) Jenkins
15 52 (14.86%) Magento
15 52 (14.86%) CSS
15 52 (14.86%) Tomcat
16 51 (14.57%) SQL
17 47 (13.43%) AWS
17 47 (13.43%) Spring
18 46 (13.14%) WebSphere MQ
19 45 (12.86%) Unix
20 44 (12.57%) JIRA
20 44 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
21 42 (12.00%) Unit Testing
21 42 (12.00%) Microservices
22 41 (11.71%) hybris

WebSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 79 (22.57%) WebSphere Application Server
2 52 (14.86%) Tomcat
3 33 (9.43%) Apache
4 30 (8.57%) CMS
5 27 (7.71%) JBoss
6 25 (7.14%) WebLogic
7 21 (6.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 20 (5.71%) Sitecore CMS
9 18 (5.14%) Confluence
10 17 (4.86%) nginx
11 16 (4.57%) IBM HTTP Server
12 14 (4.00%) Jetty
13 13 (3.71%) Apache Solr
14 12 (3.43%) IIS
15 10 (2.86%) Mongrel
16 8 (2.29%) Cloud Foundry
17 7 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
18 5 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 5 (1.43%) WildFly
19 4 (1.14%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 12 (3.43%) Photoshop
1 12 (3.43%) Sketch
2 3 (0.86%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 52 (14.86%) Magento
2 13 (3.71%) Shopify
3 7 (2.00%) SAP Hybris
4 5 (1.43%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (1.14%) Maximo
6 3 (0.86%) Fredhopper
6 3 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.57%) Siebel CRM
8 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.29%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 47 (13.43%) AWS
2 37 (10.57%) Azure
3 24 (6.86%) GitHub
4 23 (6.57%) GCP
5 11 (3.14%) Serverless
6 10 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (2.00%) Boomi
8 7 (2.00%) Google App Engine
8 7 (2.00%) OpenShift
8 7 (2.00%) PaaS
9 6 (1.71%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (1.43%) Route 53
10 5 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (1.14%) Amazon ECS
11 4 (1.14%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (1.14%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (1.14%) Amazon Kinesis
11 4 (1.14%) Apigee
11 4 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.43%) DNS
2 18 (5.14%) HTTP
3 16 (4.57%) SSL
4 14 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 11 (3.14%) DHCP
6 10 (2.86%) Internet
7 9 (2.57%) FTP
7 9 (2.57%) IPsec
8 6 (1.71%) Intranet
9 5 (1.43%) SAN
10 4 (1.14%) DSL
10 4 (1.14%) Firewall
11 2 (0.57%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.57%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.57%) SSH
12 1 (0.29%) LAN
12 1 (0.29%) VLAN
12 1 (0.29%) VPN
12 1 (0.29%) WAN
12 1 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.71%) DB2
2 14 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 14 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 12 (3.43%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.00%) MySQL
4 7 (2.00%) NoSQL
5 6 (1.71%) DbVisualizer
5 6 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.43%) Jackrabbit
6 5 (1.43%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (1.43%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.14%) MariaDB
7 4 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.86%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.57%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (0.57%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 66 (18.86%) Git (software)
2 53 (15.14%) Jenkins
3 44 (12.57%) JIRA
4 36 (10.29%) Grunt
5 31 (8.86%) Jasmine
6 28 (8.00%) Bower
6 28 (8.00%) IBM UrbanCode
6 28 (8.00%) Karma Test Runner
7 19 (5.43%) JUnit
7 19 (5.43%) Maven
7 19 (5.43%) Subversion
8 18 (5.14%) Cucumber
9 17 (4.86%) Selenium
9 17 (4.86%) Sonatype Nexus
10 15 (4.29%) Gradle
11 12 (3.43%) Ant
11 12 (3.43%) GitLab
12 10 (2.86%) git-flow
12 10 (2.86%) TeamCity
13 9 (2.57%) Artifactory
General
1 63 (18.00%) Games
2 56 (16.00%) Finance
3 53 (15.14%) Retail
4 40 (11.43%) Banking
5 9 (2.57%) Public Sector
6 7 (2.00%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.14%) Back Office
7 4 (1.14%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.86%) Publishing
9 2 (0.57%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.57%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.29%) Front Office
10 1 (0.29%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 105 (30.00%) Developer
2 38 (10.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 36 (10.29%) Java Developer
4 29 (8.29%) Administrator
4 29 (8.29%) DevOps Engineer
5 23 (6.57%) Architect
6 20 (5.71%) WebSphere Administrator
6 20 (5.71%) WebSphere Specialist
7 19 (5.43%) Analyst
7 19 (5.43%) Project Manager
7 19 (5.43%) React Developer
8 18 (5.14%) E-Commerce Manager
9 17 (4.86%) E-Commerce Project Manager
10 16 (4.57%) Applications Specialist
11 15 (4.29%) Server Specialist
11 15 (4.29%) WebSphere Server Specialist
12 13 (3.71%) WebSphere Engineer
13 10 (2.86%) Business Analyst
13 10 (2.86%) Magento Developer
14 9 (2.57%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (16.29%) HTML
1 57 (16.29%) J2EE
2 52 (14.86%) CSS
3 47 (13.43%) Spring
4 46 (13.14%) WebSphere MQ
5 40 (11.43%) Middleware
5 40 (11.43%) Sass
5 40 (11.43%) Web Services
6 39 (11.14%) AngularJS
7 38 (10.86%) REST
8 37 (10.57%) JSP
9 36 (10.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 32 (9.14%) React
11 31 (8.86%) SOAP
11 31 (8.86%) XML
12 28 (8.00%) Semantic HTML
12 28 (8.00%) XHTML
13 23 (6.57%) Servlets
13 23 (6.57%) Spring Boot
14 21 (6.00%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.00%) User Experience
2 28 (8.00%) Vector Graphics
2 28 (8.00%) W3C
3 23 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (6.57%) Clustering
4 14 (4.00%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.71%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.14%) DataPower
6 4 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.86%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.86%) Mashup
7 3 (0.86%) PKI
8 2 (0.57%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.57%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.57%) Graphic Design
8 2 (0.57%) Online Games
8 2 (0.57%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.29%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.29%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.29%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 75 (21.43%) Linux
2 45 (12.86%) Unix
3 35 (10.00%) Windows
4 23 (6.57%) AIX
5 13 (3.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.00%) Solaris
7 5 (1.43%) HPUX
7 5 (1.43%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.57%) CentOS
8 2 (0.57%) SUSE
8 2 (0.57%) zOS
9 1 (0.29%) Debian
9 1 (0.29%) Fedora
9 1 (0.29%) Mesosphere
9 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (33.14%) E-Commerce
3 63 (18.00%) Problem-Solving
4 59 (16.86%) DevOps
5 44 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
6 42 (12.00%) Microservices
6 42 (12.00%) Unit Testing
7 40 (11.43%) Front End Development
8 37 (10.57%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 37 (10.57%) Wireframes
9 35 (10.00%) Scrum
9 35 (10.00%) TDD
10 32 (9.14%) Sprint Planning
11 28 (8.00%) Project Delivery
12 27 (7.71%) BDD
13 24 (6.86%) Migration
13 24 (6.86%) Time Management
14 22 (6.29%) Project Management
15 20 (5.71%) Configuration Management
15 20 (5.71%) OO
Programming Languages
1 178 (50.86%) Java
2 72 (20.57%) JavaScript
3 51 (14.57%) SQL
4 35 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 31 (8.86%) Python
6 18 (5.14%) Bash Shell
7 15 (4.29%) PL/SQL
8 14 (4.00%) Java 8
8 14 (4.00%) Jython
9 13 (3.71%) PHP
10 11 (3.14%) Ruby
11 10 (2.86%) Groovy
12 8 (2.29%) C#
12 8 (2.29%) C++
13 6 (1.71%) Perl
13 6 (1.71%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.43%) C
15 3 (0.86%) Go
15 3 (0.86%) Korn
15 3 (0.86%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (3.43%) Security Cleared
2 10 (2.86%) SC Cleared
3 6 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.14%) Degree
4 4 (1.14%) RHCE
4 4 (1.14%) RHCSA
5 3 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.86%) CISM
5 3 (0.86%) CISSP
5 3 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.57%) CISA
6 2 (0.57%) CSSLP
6 2 (0.57%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.57%) MCSA
6 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.71%) QA
2 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (9.14%) Docker
2 21 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (2.57%) Xen
5 7 (2.00%) NFS
6 6 (1.71%) Active Directory
6 6 (1.71%) Samba
7 5 (1.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 5 (1.43%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.86%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.57%) PowerDNS
9 2 (0.57%) vSphere
10 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 30 (8.57%) Ansible
2 19 (5.43%) Puppet
3 17 (4.86%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (2.57%) Kubernetes
5 8 (2.29%) Terraform
5 8 (2.29%) Tivoli
6 6 (1.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (1.14%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.14%) Rundeck
7 4 (1.14%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.86%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.57%) Control-M
9 2 (0.57%) Nagios
9 2 (0.57%) Perfmon
9 2 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.29%) Avamar
10 1 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.29%) Packer
10 1 (0.29%) QRadar
10 1 (0.29%) vRealize
Vendors
1 156 (44.57%) IBM
2 62 (17.71%) Oracle
3 41 (11.71%) hybris
4 25 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 24 (6.86%) VMware
6 23 (6.57%) Google
7 20 (5.71%) Sitecore
8 18 (5.14%) Microsoft
9 12 (3.43%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (3.43%) TIBCO
10 11 (3.14%) Splunk
11 9 (2.57%) MuleSoft
11 9 (2.57%) SAP
12 8 (2.29%) Adobe
13 6 (1.71%) Dell
14 5 (1.43%) Veritas
15 4 (1.14%) AppDynamics
15 4 (1.14%) ATG
15 4 (1.14%) Elastic Path
16 3 (0.86%) ForgeRock